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. >> next, former and current obama administration officials discussed the effect of new health care of new health care law can have on hiv/aids. the panel also looks at some of the challenges of implementing the law. the center for american progress hosted this hour and 20 minute event. >> good morning, everybody. my name is neera tanden and i'm the president of the center for american progress. thank you for joining us this morning for this important discussion of how health reform is addressing the needs of gay and transgender communities and people living with hiv. reforming america's health care system is a massive undertaking. one of the president's advisers on health reform, i know that as we gear up for health care reform it will touch the lives of every american. that effort means it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay and transgender community as welcome as those people living with hiv. the united states currently has 9 million -- 19 people living with hiv. hiv epidemic continues to raise and marginalize. like the uss russell, this topic is diverse. gay and transgender people
. general dodaro, as always, thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> president obama is in jordan today where he will hold a joint news conference with king abdullah. it's the president last stop on his movies trip before heading back to washington. live coverage starts at 11:45 a.m. eastern on c-span. .. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> and, again, we are live from the capital hilton hotel here in washington, d.c. this morning. consumer financial protection bureau director richard cordray will talk about auto loans. mr. cordray is expect today highlight the agency's efforts to protect consumers against discriminatory pricing. he was appointed to lead the agency in 2012, he was renominated by the president earlier this year, and he now awaits senate confirmation. his recess appointment is set to expire at the end of the year. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> again, waiting for cfpb head richard cordray to discuss discrimination in auto loans. and while we await his r
, bitter conflict based on falsehoods and hyperbole. it took president obama fulfilling his campaign promise to end the iraq war and we are grateful that he brought the war to an end. but we must not forget how we got into the war in the first place. so that these mistakes are not repeated. we were told there were weapons of mass destruction. we were warned about mushroom clouds. now i offered an amendment at the time that would have taken us down a different path. it would have required the united states to work through the united nations inspectors and maximizing diplomacy to determine whether or not iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction. unfortunately my amendment failed by a vote of 72-355. what happened from there we all know the tragic consequences. president bush dragged this country into an unnecessary war. no weapons of mass destruction were ever found. the cost of the iraq war soared far beyond what was projected. we lost 4,400 american troops in iraq and over 32,000 were wounded, not to mention iraqis. once the war started, many of us in congress quickly organize
. barrasso: president obama set forth the goal of doubling our exports in five years. three years later we are not on the pace to achieve that gel. one problem is the e.p.a. is blocking exports. e.p.a. is blocking exports on account of the greenhouse gas eations. those exports would produce outside the united states. that is, after they leave our shores. this is a dangerous precedent. it will hurt exports of automobiles, aircraft, and heavy equipment such as tractors. these amendments prohibits federal agencies from blocking exports on account of greenhouse gas emissions. those exports would produce after they leave the united states. i ask for the yeas and nays. mrs. murray: mr. president? the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be a sufficient second. the senator from washington. mrs. murray: before we go to the yeas and nays, can i just say, in setting an example for the evening, i will be less than one minute. we believe this is current law. we will accept a voice vote. the presiding officer: the yeas and nays were already ordered on this amendment. does t
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